Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1957, May 8 - Transport truck collides with the Canadian Pacific Prescott Mixed at Prescott

From the Ottawa Citizen  9 May 1957

Transport knocks train from track.
Prescott - A transport driver escaped with only minor injuries when his truck struck a CPR train at a level crossing on the Prescott Bypass and derailed three cars at 9.40 p.m. Wednesday.
William Conlin of Oshawa was treated at the Brockville Medical Clinic after his truck slammed into the 13th car of train 592,  combination freight and passenger bound from Ottawa to Prescott.
The eastbound truck knocked the car nearly 100 feet and the impact severed the railway track.
The transport's cab was wrecked and the trailer section suffered damage estimated at $2,000.  No estimate of damage to the train - 20 freight cars, a baggage car and a coach- was available.
Engineer of the train was Gordon Allen of 1084 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, and the Conductor was F.G.Cope, also of Ottawa.
There is no wig wag signal at the crossing.

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